Books to curl up with: a librarian's musings

Monday, March 21, 2011


I finished Lost Japan by Alex Kerr shortly before the tsunami hit the island nation. So I write with a sense of poignancy as even more is now lost.

Kerr has ties that go back to his early life but went to live their permenantly after college. These essays were actually first written for the Japanese audience and were translated only after the book won an award. He writes of the lost of forests, art, theatre, rural life and more.